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one the way. israelis brace for the biggest protest rally in the years and government demonstrations in the country begin to echo the arab spring uprising. a very warm welcome to you this is live from moscow now another plan to avoid a u.s. debt default has failed to paul through the senate all of the democrats rejected accounts bill proposed by the republicans with the clock ticking down to tuesday's deadline there's less time to find a way out of what president obama's called the debt mess on the verge of precedent a default crisis economists max a father wolf says all the proposals on the table are just putting off the worst outcome. less than two business days away from the worst self-imposed crisis of
america's standing in the world and america's credit rating and at least a century it's a fairly emergency situation and we're deep into the eleventh bordering on the twelfth our debt reduction plan that president obama has endorsed at least rhetorically that comes out of harry reid and the democratic majority in the u.s. senate does make massive cuts in spending more than two point five trillion dollars over ten years so more than two hundred fifty billion dollars a year does no increase in revenue at all which was one of the early if i think somewhat unwise demands of the republicans in these negotiations and therefore is possible is actually does more to reduce the deficit and the debt in the united states over the next ten years than the rival republican house plan the cut cap and balance plan and so it's possible that that could be pushed through none of these plans make real efforts to reduce the long term problem of insufficient revenue and these plans do reduce spending in ways that will be painful and for many
communities in the united states transformative but it's worthy of note and somehow hasn't much been mentioned that not a single plan out there reduces the national debt they just change the speed by which it grows on a u.s. government that represents a need then equipped to deal with the welding problem saying and then take us trends johnno. the country is going bankrupt just look at the numbers the numbers don't lie the politicians lied let's look at the bigger picture first of all they're devaluing the dollar and we've been saying that all along gold in the last month has gained a hundred and fifteen dollars an ounce the dollar's crashing against the swiss franc and other currencies you can see what's going on and let's look at the bigger picture what they're not talking about in all this deficit reduction hey how about the military budget how about slashing foreign aid fifty seven billion dollars
a year how is that out companies like general electric that made fourteen billion dollars last year paying no taxes look there's plenty of room out there to start raining this thing in and turning it around we do not have a representative form of government that's only for little kiddies to believe we have a government that represents only the very powerful and the very rich and that's all this is about letting them keeping their perks when they should the pentagon we hit the streets of the big apple to all americans while they think off the debt. it makes me wonder how they ever get anything done in israel or in italy or any place where they have multi parties to pour d's to an airport as if you could achieve and we can't get anything done sometimes it takes a while to realize how bad things really are they keep on saying the american people want this america they were good but i don't think there is anybody really
what they really want. and. need not the whole thing that annual missing they've gathered with the support of the local authorities who on the other hand. seem offset by. passes more often. we're here in the is staying in town a cinema for the annual gathering of the veterans of the a stain in waffen s.s. now the event has attracted widespread criticism of the is being seen to glorify nazi is a phony authorities here in a saying you doing here already criticize being seen not only to condone this type of event but for having made it increasingly difficult over the years for those who oppose this to come to rally now the anti fascist movements hold a rally very nearby at the same time as this is going on and as we said in recent years we've seen people coming from latvia from this through a new year from finland they've been detained at the borders and not be able to
enter and take part again today coming in a lot of the people who are involved in the anti fascist movement rally that's happening nearby have been stopped and questioned by police we know that the head of the anti fascist finnish organization was actually detained last night at the pool of talent and he wasn't allowed to leave the bases so he's being sent back today russia since two thousand and five has been introducing draft legislation to the u.n. condemning the glorification of nazi isn't we've seen a number of countries get on board with this but there have been some that haven't events like this that have the government support here in a stain year certainly cause a lot of anger and at the very least is seen as being morally and politically insensitive. a lot of events like live that happen in the from the finnish town. say the news turning up blind diet is not a fence and it made more tragedies similar to the attacks in norway all know that
the main break their hands are really breaking to keep their speech story and their outrageous that this is their story on prime minister it's not on them these are all rushing the big supporting meat and because european union has been so lousy and weak the wrong ones that do it and you're going to all meet them shelter all this is right wing extremism which is rising now you're not going to go well i think norway the freak is one funny example of the. well the baltic states have become infamous in recent years the waters being the rewriting of history the annual meetings of nazi veterans the happening in that yes as well with an official cool ruling authorizing them well back in two thousand and seven a state in north ortiz removed a monument commemorating the soviet soldiers who liberated the country from patient and we've caused of violent process well professor david katz of x.
treatment of holocaust history the baltics says the tragic history of the war must be proof that. we are defending the his star a record of the wonderful defeat not system by the allies the united states great britain the soviet union the other allies the defeat of low we're not allowing that magnificent achievement in western civilization to be really lithuania in two thousand and ten minutes parliament passed a law criminalizing the opinion that there was only one genocide in lithuania that by the nazis one can be in prison for up to two years for it is to clean with the government's version of history and how do we in two thousand and ten the government to pass a law threatening three years of prison so it's incredible that democracy is being diminished on this very issue of its theory and the free world must not stand i don't leap on. you head to the website of on you documentary channel to discover
newsroom is bracing itself for the biggest protest rally in years thousands have been camping out across the country for about a week now calling for social justice of a prime minister netanyahu to go on the biggest rally is expected to start in a matter of hours in tel aviv well of course law you've seen the city to get better for the campaigning for quality between israel's jewish and arab citizens for moral and it has a big with us here at the house of in such a protest movement in israel for years has they say why now. while i think that basic question has three companies the first of them is that up until
recently it is route it was and i believe it still is a very divided country first sectors it has the division between religious people and people who are suspect it is secure it has a division between. different countries a very gentle and many more divisions also of course that division between. jewish my. majority and minority so it is very difficult very difficult to organize such a huge campaign that will find. the hearts of so many people and the second part of a. worsening of the situation of economic situation that every single person feels in his own pocket. daily on the day he and his daily life is only happens through the last two and a half years years that prime minister. has been in power so
strands to this protest and many describing them is the biggest challenge for prime minister netanyahu so far all that he's faced during his term in office is a situation really that serious. i think so i think so because because they wrote this that started to hear in the center of tel aviv and it really should be raised many doubts and the president also amongst the people whether it's jenny and whether it is people in the rich is basically there. and rich city in israel there to represent all of the people. in the and consequently people across all of the country and all the cities almost in every city there are people doing the same thing so i think that question was was was already decided and and i think it is the biggest challenge that prime
minister netanyahu space. things between what's happening right now in israel what we saw happening in egypt in the protests that do you agree with. i think that the recent revolutions in. the arab world have been of course one of the inspirations for what is happening right here right now because people saw that that. people are the basis of of the digital history of government and that they can make change and to give the men ten . looking. very unique. problems could that be a connection between israel social problems that you've talked about. all of the palestinian territories. so a very. part of the budget goes forward it
needs of defense and also. the budget is not being distributed equally. between the settlements and their normal cities and people eventually feel that they are being discriminated the people in the settlements that needs more more expense on their defense. on and on on many other many other many other things that they're being taken care of much more carry much more money than they are and they are basically the ones that carry all the burden of the taxes. carried out a number of military campaigns over the past few years could that also have contributed to the tense situation inside the country. i'm sorry could you repeat the question do you think little so the military campaign is that israel's waged over the past few years could also contributed to the tense situation that we're seeing right now . i believe it's mainly
a budgetary thing when you spend so much money on on the continuing controlling other nation when you spend so much money on on different defenses and of course you have less money for welfare for house for education for culture for everything else all right but a protest on a project coordinator with the just the convention in tel aviv many thanks for speaking to us on this day as this row braces itself for the biggest protest rally assume many thanks. little journalism and a lot of p.r. all about the frequent findings of recent media surveys in the u.s. as newspapers across the country close the p.r. machine is rushing to fill the vacuum christine fossils been finding out what it may mean for. it is the end of the first of all the additional intelligence of. newspapers like the seattle post intelligencer the rocky mountain news and hundreds more have now become relics from the past.
slash budgets have stopped the presses at newsrooms nationwide. and nast layoffs throughout media have meant far fewer journalists to investigate policy and procedure who are losing their sense of accountability in government in business in all our. life lives if we lose journalists who aren't asking questions about what's going on and the numbers particularly dramatic with newspapers where revenue has been cut nearly in half while the journalism industry is shrinking the public relations industry is expanding at one time a one to one ratio between p.r. employees and journalists today that ratio is four to one with p.r. revenues jumping from three point five billion to eight point seven billion dollars journalists are simply overwhelmed by folks who are trying to spin them or trying
to create their own story you have the public relations folks the spin doctors if you will driving the news cycle john nichols along with robert mckee has me wrote a book about it the death and life of american journalism in a sense we are becoming one of the most propagandized countries in the world short staffed news stations often use company video news releases or vienne ours like this one if you have x. about chances are the first are going to fill it up because they need to apply p.r. to skies as news the nutri good as gold mimics press releases also often read on the air or posted on the web before any fact checking is done with the focus often on getting it first rather than getting it right good evening everybody breaking news tonight but we are cutting into our program with some breaking news where corporate and government p.r. departments are filled with former journalists who know how to sell their message they understood how media worked what. reporters thought of as
a good story as opposed to hype butch ward worked for nearly twenty years as a journalist with the philadelphia inquirer but after layoffs he left to work for health insurer independent blue cross before returning to work as a journalist that revolving door between the press and p.r. the press and governor. it's causing real concern about what the long term effects could be if the influx of spin doctors take over the message machine completely where there is very little journalism being done in an awfully lot of spin you create some dangerous circumstances for citizenry for democracy itself go straight to questions white house spokesman jay carney worked for twenty years as a journalist for time magazine now he's president obama's spokes person former broadcaster and columnist tony snow went on to serve as spokesperson for president bush and jamie rubin went from the state department under president clinton to
executive editor at bloomberg news. so common such as a common practice and no one else no one is questioning or in or in a time when how can flag are often one in the same and the spin machine works overtime as the printing press is come to a halt the question becomes can him even full force the state to survive. in washington christine for r t. a full coverage of all top stories is available twenty four seven at home and here's some of what else is online right now a true story in central russia where instead of bubbling up an old lady. house decided to help find out what they left behind for the skull on the breadline also. an amazing tale of love and fidelity a male swan has managed to hatch young off for
a stray dog killed his partner from on the single fall the success and of course all the needs to dog all its. equal access to education for children of different backgrounds may be a good idea but it's getting a mixed response and the government's precedented right to education act aims to provide compulsory and free education for all children between six and fourteen but it's india's centuries old social. history to report. it's gone in india's capital city of new delhi an eight year old cushy just wall is getting ready for school while there are nearly two hundred million elementary school children like cushy in india only half that number ever complete the eighth grade
most end up leaving school to help their parents with domestic work or to get a job to bring in some extra money maybe i haven't studied much that's why i want to educate my children after growing pressure to address the educational disparities in india the government passed an act making it mandatory for all children between the ages of six and fourteen to get a free education it even requires elite private schools with tuitions nearing five hundred dollars per month to grant a quarter of their seats to students from disadvantaged backgrounds like cushy. young. and young. today there are just as many schools where students have to pay a choice unlike this one as there are free schools that are funded by the government according to the act it's up to the parents to decide where they mend
their names to school that means a student like or she can attend an elite private school if she enters that he wins the lottery and gets into the twenty five percent quota it also means that if government workers are able to identify and successfully enroll this is the one that are at times they just schools like the ones pushing attendance now could get overcrowded but the idea of free schooling in india has its opponents with concerns even raised by proposing. it's of the act free schools have not decided in quality and i think poor parents are much smarter than that they know quality and they want quality and quality is something that the principal of cushy school knows has a different definition depending on the school while the teachers want to see their students succeed they believe that integrating indian children from a lower class into a private school would not be practical that a boy be easily in school to have a very high standard only children whose parents are educated can study in schools like these schools want to maintain their high standards and reputation how can
poor people send their children to schools like these because their parents are an educated even if home there is no one to choose or supervise their studies or homework it's a position supported by the well off members of indian society the schools are not meant for them. it's meant for the people of. the good neglected in the sense that he comes from a background his parents are probably labeled as a whatever they're. putting him in that sort of fit into i mean so he would have trouble getting assimilated in spite of the mixed reception the integration model received for children like cushy education is simply about accomplishing her dreams i want to study to twelfth grade ten become a teacher i but it's a dream that may just fall through the gap of india's socio economic divide i sure either r.t. new delhi india. and more international across the globe.
say they exploited three t.v. satellite dishes near the libyan capital tripoli it was said to have been carried out in accordance with the un resolution to protect people from government oppression through the media however it's failed to knock libyan state television that it's now been four months and state his military campaign began the live in government claims. hundreds of civilians have been killed in the air strikes. norway's at royal palace and the headquarters of the routing maybe were among other possible targets of the mouse. house according to a prosecutor who spoke at a local media brevik was a question for a second time on friday it comes as the country continues to mourn the seventy seven victims of the bomb attack inside. the shooting massacre at the toilet and. eleven shiite muslims have been killed in two more wounded in
a sectarian attack in southwestern pakistan they were traveling in into minibus would have for an identified government ambushed the vehicle they once came spots going to see for the attack but all forces have blamed sunni militant groups. in the past the killings drew and angry reaction. to the main road towards cars and motorbikes. and was having else top story the u.s. debt ceiling deadlock in the approaching second deadline with a solution on the horizon or hoffa was named as the residence of finding out whether people feel a financial apocalypse is around the corner. with a looming debt crisis the u.s. is watching the clock tick down to an economic armageddon what does that even mean this week let's talk about that they keep setting dates over and over again and nothing happened just part of the negotiation process of it so it's i don't brag. i
believe so do you expect more from the people you like. neither party is going to let this actually happen where they would let it expire and then the united states would go into default i don't think that's going to happen i think that's a bluff but i think what actually is at hand is for real and they're they're using it as leverage to push their respective issues but i think america's if i'm speaking for myself as an american are sick of it or they represent don't. the reports that they think that they were representing but i don't i think they keep on saying the american people want this america be one does but i don't think anybody really what they really want what do you want i would like to compromise right now the drama right now is largely contrived there is a debt crisis but will make it through and you know will pay the bills and things will be fine so all this drama i think is just making people crazy why are they doing that now i mean we raise the debt ceiling every year why is this drama unfolding right now well it's largely political because the upcoming election which
you know it's a good thing it's finally happening i think the people are speaking up and and hopefully we'll get our way but sometimes it takes a while to bad things really are i mean nobody is given any ground of so you know you log before for many many years and this is absolutely truly amazing and makes me wonder how they ever get anything done in israel or in italy or any place where they have multi parties and we go to parties to an airport if you include the two guys and we can't get anything done is utterly embarrass amish will be ashamed of themselves no matter what happens with the u.s. debt crisis the bottom line is we're bound to the a lot more pasturing from all the politicians involved it's. that with nothing to fall headlines for you don't go away.
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